A Model for Analysis of Alternative Performance Structures for Vehicle Maintenance Functions of U.S. Army Installation Directorates of Engineering and Housing.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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Factors influencing vehicle maintenance responsiveness at Army installations were investigated and effects of different performance structures on vehicle downtime were determined. The primary factor influencing vehicle maintenance was found to be turnaround time, which in turn is influenced by factors such as workload, available workforce, maintenance priorities, the parts ordering process, and organizational structure. Responsiveness and productivity parameters related to these factors were developed and used to build a model for determining the optimal performance structure at a given installation. An example application of the model to Fort Benning showed that consolidating vehicle maintenance under the Directorate of Engineering and Housing would result in an annual savings of 44,807, while consolidation under the Directorate of Industrial Operations would result in an annual disbenefit of 933,977.
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